Pledge-A-Patient Week 4: Stigma Doesn’t #StayHome

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40 Days, Abortion

Three weeks ago we launched our Pledge-A-Patient campaign, asking our supporters to make a donation showing their support for MFP patients as they endure a 40-day anti-abortion harassment campaign. Well, a lot can change in three weeks. We now collectively face the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and life as we know it has been upended in […]

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How Do I Get Birth Control During a Pandemic?

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Birth Control, Health Care

We know that even during a health emergency, people still need birth control, abortion care, and other sexual and reproductive health services. And that it may be more difficult to access care during times like these. While we all figure out how to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, the new coronavirus, Maine Family Planning is […]

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40 Days to Say No to Shame: Pledge-A-Patient

Pledge a patient

40 Days, Abortion

For 40 days, from February 26 to April 5, patients seeking all types of care at our flagship health center in Augusta will be subjected to judgment and misinformation hurled at them by anti-abortion zealots who have co-opted the Christian observance of Lent in an attempt to intimidate and shame. When our patients come to […]

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What’s Your Status?

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Maine Family Planning to offer free HIV testing at 18 locations statewide, Dec. 2-6 Did you know?38,739 people received an HIV diagnosis in the U.S. in 2017. This year’s World AIDS Day theme is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community.” As the leading sexual and reproductive health care provider in many Maine communities, Maine […]

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STIs on the Rise — Time to Get Tested

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Health Care

The latest numbers from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services show that for gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia, we are on par to meet or even surpass last year’s rates — and that’s not a good thing. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs or STDs) climbed dramatically in 2018, a worrisome trend that doesn’t seem to […]

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